A New Option with the E&I Grainger Contract: No Rebates, Deeper Discounts

Hosted by: Grainger and E&I Cooperative Services 
The E&I Grainger contract has long offered incredible value for our members, with aggressive discounting and rebates. We recognize however, that some institutions are unable to take advantage of rebates and have therefore been unable to tap into the full value of the agreement. 

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Supplier Spotlight: Carahsoft

Carahsoft's Commitment to Supplier Diversity We sat down with Martin Gavin, Senior Program Manager at Carahsoft, to discuss the details of their diversity supplier program. When and why did Carahsoft decide to create a diversity supplier program? Carahsoft recognizes the importance of partner diversity to the United States economy and has a longstanding history of collaborating with diverse suppliers (including small businesses, minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, and veteran-owned business, among others) that provide consulting, staff...

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Response Times: Moving to the Bottom of “The List”

Many times, when a lab elects to transfer their equipment maintenance to Specialty Underwriters, there can be a concern regarding response times under the program and priority of their service requests. It is expected that the vendor will continue to provide a high level of service and maintain the equipment at industry standards and manufacturer specs for all customers. Our experience is that any delays in service are created by the service provider and are...

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